Aerospace & Defense

painting robots
Posted on February 18, 2020

5 Ways Painting Robots Can Benefit Industrial Manufacturers & Aircraft Finishers

Integrating painting robots into your finishing operation can free up floor space, increase productivity and improve finish quality. A painting robot can be cheaper, more accurate and more reliable than a manual painter, with the ability to essentially work around the clock.

aircraft paint hangar
Posted on September 17, 2019

Converting Aircraft Paint Hangars: Retrofitting or Adding a Paint Booth Insert

Adding a paint booth insert to an aircraft hangar is often simpler and quicker than converting a hangar into an environment suitable for spraying. Aside from the time savings, it also yields better airflow, cleaner air and better lighting. The end result is an improved environment for the painter, making it easier to do a high-quality paint job.

Posted on April 16, 2019

Corrosion-Controlled Paint Booths for C-130 Aircraft

When considering a new corrosion control facility for C-130 aircraft, it is helpful to understand new technologies available for paint booths that comply with the latest federal and local codes. Some of these technology and code advancements can provide operational cost savings throughout the life of the facility.

Posted on December 14, 2018

7 Considerations for Selecting an Aircraft Paint Booth

Aircraft paint booths must be designed to accommodate the unique shape and sheer size of aircraft in order to reduce the painter’s exposure to the hazards of the process, lower energy costs, improve paint finish quality and increase production. The single biggest factor in accomplishing this is providing airflow where it is needed most — at the surface of the aircraft.

Posted on September 05, 2018

What is the Correct Temperature Setting for my Paint Booth?

Selecting the correct temperature settings for paint booths can be tricky. Luckily, Global Finishing Solutions’ (GFS) experts have the answers to your questions. Here is a short guide on how to correctly set the temperature in your paint booth.

Posted on October 30, 2017

Problem Solved — GFS Creates an End-to-End Solution for Airborne Weaponry OEM

During the summer of 2017, GFS designed and installed finishing equipment for Marvin Engineering’s Southern California facility. Marvin came to GFS to replace their outdated equipment. With the success of their business and increased production, Marvin recognized that they needed to increase their throughput, eliminate rework, add automation and improve the overall quality of their performance coatings.

Global Finishing Solutions Aviation Paint Spray Booth
Posted on March 20, 2017

Problem Solved – New GFS Booth Helps Aircraft Refinish Facility Reach New Heights

Built with efficiency in mind, Park Rapids Aviation is able to provide aircraft paint services along with maintenance, interior refurbishment and avionics thanks to their GFS aircraft paint booth.

GFS paint booth with inserts
Posted on June 08, 2016

Paint Booths vs. Paint Barns: Choosing the Right Structure for Your Aircraft Painting Needs

GFS aircraft paint booths are designed and engineered with the following in mind: safety, airflow, temperature and humidity control, contamination control, lighting and energy efficiency.

Posted on April 11, 2013

OSHA® Fact Sheet Download — Controlling Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium in Aerospace and Air Transport Painting

We figured we’d make it easy for you to find this helpful fact sheet made available by OSHA® regarding the safe use of Hexavalent Chromium in aerospace paint finishing applications. GFS is happy to have provided information and illustrations for OSHA® used in the creation of this fact sheet. From the article: “Hexavalent chromium or […]

GFS aircraft prep booth
Posted on March 22, 2013

Problem Solved — Sanding & Prep Booth for the A-10 Warthog

Hill Air Force Base (AFB) was in need of a multi-function prep booth for sanding, masking and prepping A-10 aircraft for painting. The booth needed to allow another aircraft to partially invade the perimeter of the insert due to space constraints. Also called the “Warthog”, the A-10 was used in Iraq as a tank and […]

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